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Castile - in the heartland of Spain

between castles and canyons

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Route

Tour profile/ Level 2-3:

Hilly, you mostly cycle on tarmac secondary roads, except on the last day: through the canyon you go on a natural path and sometimes you need to get off the bike because there might be smaller rocks on the road.

Day 1: Segovia

Individual arrival. Visit this magnificent World Heritage Site city of Segovia.

Day 2: Segovia to Collado Hermoso, approx. 42 km

Small country roads and pretty rural countryside will bring you to the charming village of Collado Hermoso. You will have a chance to stop at the famous Royal Palace of San Ildefonso and visit its fabulous fountains and gardens. We recommend you eat along the way in one of the many excellent restaurants at Torrecaballeros.

Day 3: Roundtrip to Turegano, approx. 36 km

Today’s route takes you away from the mountains to reach the little historic town of Turegano, home to a medieval castle well worth a visit. This extraordinary castle towers over the village, incorporating an earlier Romanesque church in its construction. Why not stop in the plaza to enjoy an aperitif or a delicious traditional meal!

Day 4: Collado Hermoso to Pedraza, approx. 32 km

This morning you will cycle through small villages and wooded landscapes to reach the beautifully preserved town of Pedraza and its imposing castle. Considered one of the most beautiful walled cities in Spain, this place will surely be a highlight of the trip! Take time to wander through the cobbled streets and to browse the interesting artisan shops. There is a photo opportunity on every corner!

Day 5: Pedraza to Sepulveda, approx. 31 km

Today you will explore the countryside around Pedraza. You will come across incredibly quaint villages anchored in a time warp! You will witness rural life as it was many years ago. The rustic style is ever present with perfect examples of rural Romanesque churches set in stunning countryside.

Day 6: Pedraza – Sepulveda, approx. 32 km

Today you will cycle from the foothills to the plains of Castilla. This route takes you through fields of sunflowers and wheat. Eventually it will lead to the hill top town of Sepulveda, where you can have a picnic near the natural spring or take a dip in its crystal clear waters! As your destination looms in to view you will marvel at this medieval jewel with its narrow winding cobbled streets and historic noble houses. Take time to discover the hidden treasures that Sepulveda shelters around every corner. Explore...!

Day 7: Sepulveda – National Park Hoces del Duratón, approx. 37 km

On this your last cycling day, you will enjoy the highlight of your trip, the spectacular Duratón Canyon Nature Reserve. Cycling in the shadow of the overhanging cliffs of the canyon alongside the meandering river, you will pass under the pleasant shade of poplars while admiring the impressive enormous birds of prey swooping overhead.

Day 8: Sepulveda

Individual departure or extended stay.

Services

  • 7 nights in rooms with private facilities

  • Daily breakfast

  • Visit permit Duratón Natural Park

  • Luggage transport

  • Maps and information material per room

Dates & Prices

Dates

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    Season / Period
    Type
    S1   01.04. - 31.10.24

    Extras

    Discount additional bed in double room with 2 adults
    Childrens discount on request
     
    Supplements
    Solo traveller supplement 496
    half board supplement on requesr
     
    Bikes & equipment
    24-speed-bike 90
    E-bike 180
    GPS device 30
       
    Additional nights
    Segovia (dbl/sgl) on request
    Madrid (dbl/sgl) on request
       
    Transfers
    Madrid - Segovia 166
    Sepúlveda - Segovia 86
    Sepúlveda - Madrid 166

    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR

    Accommodation

    Hotel samples

    You stay in rural and cosy 3*** hotels and guest houses, often restored historic buildings.


    Segobia: Hotel Infanta Isabel, Hotel Casa Mudéjar, Monasterio De San Antonio El Real
    Collado Hermoso: Posada Fuenteplatead
    Pedraza: Hostería Del Arco, Hotel Don Mariano
    Sepulveda: Posada San Millan, Hotel Los Templarios


    Note: Please be informed that these are hotel samples and therefore subject to alteration! Find Your final hotel bookings at Your hotel list after/at booking.

    Bicycle

    Rental bikes including pannier

    The following rental bikes are available (including lights, luggage rack, panniers, handlebar bag, repair kit, lock and air pump):

    • Comfortable touring bikes (women’s and men’s versions) with 24-speed derailleur gears,
    • E-bikes (only bookable for the 8-day variant)

    E-bikes | Electric bikes | Pedelecs

    With our e-bikes every bike tour is a breeze! If you perhaps had little opportunity to cycle in the last weeks before the bike tour, if you are not quite sure of your strength, but also if you have physical limitations, every bike tour will be a pleasure for you! The switchable, almost silent electric drive of our modern bike takes some of the work off your hands, and amplifies the pedal power by 3 times. So now even cyclists with different fitness levels can book a tour together.

    Useful

    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Madrid (MAD)
    You can take a high speed train from the airport to Segovia (approx. 30 min.).

    Arrival by train

    Train station: Madrid, Segovia
    For details see your final travel documents.

    Transfers

    Transfer Madrid Airport - Segovia for 1-6 persons, payable in advance
    Transfer Sepulveda - Madrid FH, 1-4 persons, payable in advance
    Transfer Sepulveda - Segovia, 1-4 persons, payable in advance

    For prices see "Dates and prices", please let us know the flight dates and times when booking your transfer!


    Participants

    Minimum: 2 pax

    Videos

    Travel stories

    5,5 of 6 Stars | 6
    Biking through the castille region of spain exceeded our expectations. the trip was well organized, scenic, challenging, and accommodations were very comfortable in interesting towns...J.V. 05/17
    5.7 01.06.2018 | Joseph H. Castile

    Castile Medieval Sites and Towns Tour

    This trip was quite good to see some very interesting places, especially Pedraza. It was a bit difficult to find lunches and dinners in the area, but your booklet did help. On our second day loop out of Sepulveda we stopped by the National Park office ...
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Per-Tour information 6
    • Board 5
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 6
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 4
    • Price-performance ratio 6
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    5.8 15.05.2017 | Julia V. Castile

    another wonderful bike trip!

    biking through the castille region of spain exceeded our expectations. the trip was well organized, scenic, challenging, and accommodations were very comfortable in interesting towns. new for us was spending 2 nights in 3 different places instead ...
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Per-Tour information 6
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 5
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 6
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    5.6 19.10.2016 | Carmel C. Castile

    Very Spanish countryside, but more hills than expected

    We very much enjoyed the 6 day Castille bike tour. The bikes, route, hotels and breakfasts were great. Loved Segovia, Pedraza and Sepulveda and the gorge ride, monastery and vultures on the last day. There were more hills than expected and it was quite ...
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Per-Tour information 6
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 5
    • Price-performance ratio 5
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    6 30.09.2015 | Pauline J. Castile

    No Report to give. All ex satisfied with the trip.

    Excellent !
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Per-Tour information 6
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 6
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 6
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